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post #1 of 20 Old 07-30-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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painting the OBS

well no one is buyin it so i figure im gonna make it a truck i can keep and be happy with.......


i decided i dont want it to be this red anymore.......i just dont like it......i dont know what color to make it tho.....i almost thought IH red.......but i dont really like red anymore......so im thinkin maybe dodge silver.....or black or that ford midnight blue color...... what do you think.....


also how long do you think it will take.....i have a few professional guns to do it.......a couple of guys to help.......

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How much body work needs to be done. if there is a lot of rust it's going to take a while.


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nahhh i looked it over with my buddies that are gonna help and we figure about an hour maybe alittle more.....im not cuttin and weldin it im using foam....my buddy did it on his dodge and its still holdin up like 5 years later....

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you mine as well fix it right if you are keeping it though.

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no not me......id rather do it so it wont rust again......my buddy wants to rhino line the whole truck haha...........

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ok just make sure you get all the rot off before it gets covered. Where is the rust anyway?

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right around the chrome fender wells.......around 3 of the tires.......and right behind the driverside front tire rocker pannel......b.c of that chrome sh!t....

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Extender flares with 40 should fix it

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no i dont really like those flares.....i like the chrome i have around there now.....

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im just bustin ya. i do like the obs

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